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This is a combination of two exposures, one exposed for the foreground (1/30s), and another for the sky (1/200s). These were subsequently merged in Photoshop after which the image was converted to black and white (using the Channel Mixer) then toned using the Selective Color tool. And beyond that I don't have too much more to say about this one other than that I totally failed to come up with a title. So, if you have any suggestions, please let me know.

And if you read through my last entry, just ignore the next bit as I'm repeating myself ...

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RAW converter
3.37pm on 4/11/08
Canon 1Ds Mark II
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
1/30 and 1/200
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3x2 + fylde coast [scenic]
comment by Bob Szpila at 09:58 AM (GMT) on 7 November, 2008


comment by Ozbonography at 10:11 AM (GMT) on 7 November, 2008

I'm not seeing the main image at all, I'm afraid. Tried a couple of page reloads, but nothing doing.

comment by djn1 at 10:20 AM (GMT) on 7 November, 2008

Ozbonography: my mistake - it's there now.

comment by Josep Egea at 11:27 AM (GMT) on 7 November, 2008

Seeing the tone and the subject, "Green?" seems an adequate title to me.
OTOH, this is my first post here, after several months of lurking, so thanks for your (almost) dalily dose of inspiring images.

comment by Craig at 11:52 AM (GMT) on 7 November, 2008

I like this, looks bleak, cold and windswept. The last hole?

comment by navin at 11:59 AM (GMT) on 7 November, 2008

Very creative I must say. The dark tones are making it quite ominous.

comment by Justin Photis at 12:30 PM (GMT) on 7 November, 2008

I quite like the colour tone as it's a little different from the normal black and white. I also like the more descriptive way you've spoken about the stages you've gone through to get to the final image. Thanks. I have to ask though, with moving clouds or the flag, how do you cope with that when you merge the images ?

comment by Ilan at 12:33 PM (GMT) on 7 November, 2008

Amazing photo! Very nicely seen and captured. Love it :)
Thanks for sharing! :)

comment by djn1 at 12:36 PM (GMT) on 7 November, 2008

Craig: 'the last hole' is my favourite so far.

Justin: the two exposures were merged using a very precise mask along the horizon, so in this instance the movement in the different shots didn't affect the final image; i.e. the bottom half is the long exposure, the top half is the shorter one.

comment by cy at 01:21 PM (GMT) on 7 November, 2008

this is lovely. you really been capturing my mood lately. the stark whie flag leaps off the green and the turmoil in the clouds.... nice. i am not sure about the lines on the green tho... kinda pulls the eye away.

o' please tell me that i missed the calendar by signing up for tutorials yesterday. lol.

comment by Mark at 01:46 PM (GMT) on 7 November, 2008

"The loneliness of the long distance golfer"?

OK, it's Friday...

Cracking shot Dave.

comment by ignacio guerra at 01:57 PM (GMT) on 7 November, 2008

amazing, a golf camn like i never imagined :)

comment by Craig at 01:57 PM (GMT) on 7 November, 2008

Or perhaps " The Nineteenth Beckons"?

Ok, I'll stop now!

comment by thomas mueller at 02:22 PM (GMT) on 7 November, 2008

just brilliant. i like the dark mood and the perfect bw processing.

comment by Giovanni at 02:49 PM (GMT) on 7 November, 2008

Wonderful shot. it looks like a 3D image. Excellent processing as usual!

comment by Laurie at 03:50 PM (GMT) on 7 November, 2008

Amazing atmosphere. Love the result.

comment by Damian at 04:35 PM (GMT) on 7 November, 2008

Which course is it?

comment by Carlos Garcia at 05:12 PM (GMT) on 7 November, 2008

Par Eternal

comment by Jessica Kehrli at 06:39 PM (GMT) on 7 November, 2008

Wow, this is confusing , in a good way. It looks like wave in the back, but a gold course. Crazy! Looks like an intense golf course! Nice processing!

comment by Claus at 06:43 PM (GMT) on 7 November, 2008

Beautiful mood!

comment by Jennifer at 07:14 PM (GMT) on 7 November, 2008

Looks pretty apocalyptical - so naturally thought of the Fore Horsemen ;-)

comment by Chris at 08:19 PM (GMT) on 7 November, 2008

Hi Dave, Great Image! Really enjoy the greyish/greenish cast that you gave to it. Provides a very dark, eerie feeling. How about a title such as, "The End of a Dark Course".

comment by Chris Legg at 10:22 PM (GMT) on 7 November, 2008

Stunning shot, really love it! The combination of exposures makes for an incredible image!

comment by csj@id7.co.uk at 10:48 PM (GMT) on 7 November, 2008

I know where this is, and I bet you had to put down the coffee cup to get the camera out of the bag..!!! csj

comment by Lis at 05:16 AM (GMT) on 8 November, 2008

Coming from a family of golfers...."Just one more hole?"

comment by kate at 05:57 AM (GMT) on 8 November, 2008

Hilarious and apropos! :)

comment by David Chabashvili at 06:54 AM (GMT) on 8 November, 2008

I say this is one excellent work Dave!!! Love the toning color!

comment by rhys at 08:23 AM (GMT) on 8 November, 2008

It all works perfectly, like one of Bill Brandt's moody landscapes. That's a damn fine bit of masking btw!

To A Tee ?

comment by Dan Kaufman at 05:23 PM (GMT) on 8 November, 2008

"The Golf Gods" The stark/bright tee draws me in instantly as though "the golf gods" above have shown me the light.

Excellent focus (not, but yes, the technical focus of the camera lens, but subjectively this image tells its story in a strong way. The subtle toning "tips the scale". A masterful work.

comment by djn1 at 07:53 PM (GMT) on 8 November, 2008

Thanks all. And I haven't changed the title yet, but I think that 'the last hole' is still my favourite – thanks Craig.

comment by djn1 at 07:54 PM (GMT) on 8 November, 2008

Thanks all. And I haven't changed the title yet, but I think that 'the last hole' is still my favourite – thanks Craig.

comment by dewaun.simmons at 08:40 PM (GMT) on 8 November, 2008

like a dreamscape -- the tones are bold and the sky seems ready to erupt into storms. Great imagery.

comment by kate at 12:12 PM (GMT) on 9 November, 2008

How about "Worth a shot" ;)

comment by Dean at 01:08 PM (GMT) on 9 November, 2008

Okay, I'll throw my hat in the ring here. How about "Fore-cast: Cloudy"? Great shot as always Dave, and being a golfer I can really appreciate this one. Gotta run, tee time's in an hour. :-)

comment by mooch at 08:00 PM (GMT) on 9 November, 2008

You'll have plenty more of these scenes now that Donald Trump has had his way.

That aside, I most like the lines leading you into the image.

comment by lightseeker at 09:06 PM (GMT) on 10 November, 2008

Impressive! Love the contrast in scale between the isolated flag and the forbidding sky.

comment by Richard Webb at 11:14 AM (GMT) on 14 November, 2008

Which Course is it?

name: "Ominous Target"

Like it!